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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Cannibal Corpse, Mercury Rev, Green Jellÿ, Goo Goo Dolls, Spyro Gyra, Raging Slab, Snapcase, Every Time I Die, Lemuria, The Quakes, Buffalo Bills, Kid Gorgeous, Machina, The Modernaires, Dyke & the Blazers, Cherry Bing, Concubine Forming, Joe Public, The Baseball Furies, The Rebels, Navar, Raven, Girlpope. Excerpt: Green Jellÿ (pronounced "green jello") is a Grammy-nominated American comedy rock band formed in 1981. Originally named Green Jello, the band changed its name due to legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically. Green Jellÿ formed in 1981 as Green Jello, a four piece comedy-punk band, in Kenmore, New York. It was founded by Bill Manspeaker and Joe Cannizzaro. They began the band with the idea of starting "The World's Worst Band." The name, which was suggested by a friend of the band, was chosen because lime-flavored Jell-O was allegedly the worst Jell-O flavor, and Manspeaker believed this also reflected the band's talents. The band began playing punk shows around Buffalo, New York, and were notorious for their onstage antics and live theatrics. The band was so technically inept at playing their instruments that Cannizzaro (then playing bass) had to color-code the frets so that he could memorize bass lines by color. The group was soon banned from local Buffalo, New York music club McVans for an act that included smashing televisions on stage with a sledgehammer. They temporarily changed their name to AJP (American Jell-O Party), copying the Sex Pistols' trick of changing their name to "SPOTS" (Sex Pistols On Tour Secretly) in order to play shows in places where they were banned. This proved successful, and they got back into McVans only to...
  • ISBN13: 9781155565934
  • Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
  • Pubilcation Year: 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00030
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LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Publication Date20110817
Publisher ImprintBooks LLC, Wiki Series

Musical Groups from Buffalo, New York: Cannibal Corpse, Mercury REV, Green Jelly, Goo Goo Dolls, Spyro Gyra, Raging Slab, Snapcase

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